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Wyze security issue exposed private cameras to 13,000 strangers

Wyze security issue exposed private cameras to 13,000 strangers

Around 13,000 Wyze security camera customers were able to see sensitive content from strangers' devices Friday. As cameras were coming back online after a service outage, the customers saw thumbnails from other people's feeds in their apps, and some clicked through to see videos.
Fireside Chat: Congress Isn’t Exempt From False Fire Alarm Activation

Fireside Chat: Congress Isn’t Exempt From False Fire Alarm Activation

This is an article that should not have been necessary to write. This is regarding the false activation of an alarm system when a fire is not present.
How Much Does A Home Security System Cost In 2024?

How Much Does A Home Security System Cost In 2024?

The cost to install a home security system is on average $600, but basic packages are as low as $200 and have the option for DIY.
2-26-24 NESA National Monitor

2-26-24 NESA National Monitor

Public Safety Updates North Myrtle Beach leaders aim to reduce false alarm calls ...2.20.24 – WMBF ...

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Home Sales Thaw in January as New Builds Continue to Slow

Home Sales Thaw in January as New Builds Continue to Slow

While home sales rose in January 2024 compared to December 2023, it’s a light growth of 3.1% coming off of brutal lows and also a 1.4% decrease compared to prior year sales.
Video Surveillance Deep Dive- Technology Widening in Numbers, Vertical Markets

Video Surveillance Deep Dive- Technology Widening in Numbers, Vertical Markets

The increasing applications of AI and cloud-based management and storage could lead to an explosion in the video surveillance sector.
Big Idea: The Seven Disciplines of a Well-Managed, Profitable Alarm Company

Big Idea: The Seven Disciplines of a Well-Managed, Profitable Alarm Company

In the world of business, success happens to those who have taken the time and effort to prepare for it and embrace discipline.
Back-end security monitoring centers heighten jobsite security

Back-end security monitoring centers heighten jobsite security

Security monitoring trailers, combined with advanced back-end monitoring centers are proving crucial for construction site security.

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MACo Secures Amendments to Avoid Unintended Consequences on School Safety Bill

While some jurisdictions have invested in panic button systems, they have coordinated with county emergency managers and local first responders to support local response processes. However, this bill establishes a one-size-fits-all state procurement approach that will not integrate with local public safety agencies.

Oklahoma bill would link school security cameras to law enforcement

House Bill 3860, The School Safety Interoperability Fund, is taking a different approach, emphasizing the information aspect. The act would work as sort of a middleman. It would provide money to link schools' walkie-talkies and surveillance videos directly to law enforcement.